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Led by a senior expert, teach your teams how to improve the DevSecOps practice – from guiding principles to daily technical execution.

This DevSecOps training boot camp is the most practical, in-depth educational solution for teams who want to understand, apply and improve their skills on “shifting left” in IT security. This expert-led boot camp focuses on the principles, processes, and technical skills necessary to make security and risk profiling a front-end priority: embracing a “quality first” mindset. Teams will leave class understanding that they have a responsibility for how applications and IT services perform when they are complete and in production…even if they are involved primarily in design, development or testing applications. For IT teams primarily on the end of the operations of the spectrum, this class will teach them how to shift left and collaborate on the upstream work that ultimately impacts the IT security environment, the organization’s risk management, and their own daily jobs.

Customer Testimonials:

"The instructor was able to deliver a very polished and relatable DevOps presentation. He was able to listen to our current and varied development situations, and our different backgrounds (Mgmt, SW Dev, Security, CM, and System Admin) and made DevOps make sense to us. He was not a book jockey that learned the material the day before and regurgitated it back to us, it was obvious that he has actually worked in the industry as a developer, manager, coach, and could use that experience to relate to us." - B. Maguire

In this DevSecOps Training Course, You will Learn How to:

  • Assess, specify and automate much of the work associated with application security
  • Bridge the typical functional silos in IT that prevent proactive security practices
  • Translate common risks into technical use cases and software requirements
  • Apply “security first” engineering and testing practices throughout the entire application pipeline
  • Use static analysis, broader unit test coverage, and code quality reviews specifically for security
  • Translate the OWASP risks into practical, actionable software development best practices
  • Deploy for security
  • Tie secure development practices and automated engineering to GRC and audit requirements
  • Try new approaches to change management for increased speed, automation, and security
  • Use DevOps-style metrics to measure and monitor security practices and performance
  • Promote the cultural practices that lead to improved responsibility for security outcomes
  • Go back to work with a plan to implement what you learn
Upcoming Dates and Locations
All Live Online times are listed in Eastern Time Guaranteed To Run
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Apr 21, 2020 – Apr 23, 2020    10:30am – 6:30pm Live Online Register
Apr 27, 2020 – Apr 29, 2020    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Apr 27, 2020 – Apr 29, 2020    10:30am – 6:30pm Live Online Register
May 5, 2020 – May 7, 2020    10:30am – 6:30pm Live Online Register
May 11, 2020 – May 13, 2020    10:30am – 6:30pm Live Online Register
May 19, 2020 – May 21, 2020    10:30am – 6:30pm Live Online Register
May 26, 2020 – May 28, 2020    8:30am – 4:30pm San Diego, California

San Diego Training and Conference Center
450 B Street
Suite 650
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

May 26, 2020 – May 28, 2020    10:30am – 6:30pm Live Online Register
May 26, 2020 – May 28, 2020    11:30am – 7:30pm Live Online Register
Jun 29, 2020 – Jul 1, 2020    8:30am – 4:30pm Dallas, Texas

Attune, formerly Microtek Dallas
5430 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy
Three Lincoln Centre, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75240
United States

Jun 29, 2020 – Jul 1, 2020    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Jul 27, 2020 – Jul 29, 2020    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Jul 27, 2020 – Jul 29, 2020    8:30am – 4:30pm Raleigh, North Carolina

ASPE, a Cprime Company
2000 Regency Parkway
Suite 335
Cary, NC 27518
United States

Aug 24, 2020 – Aug 26, 2020    8:30am – 4:30pm Kansas City, Missouri

Centriq Training
1740 W 92nd Street
Kansas City, MO 64114
United States

Aug 24, 2020 – Aug 26, 2020    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Sep 28, 2020 – Sep 30, 2020    8:30am – 4:30pm Denver, Colorado

Attune, formerly Microtek Denver
999 18th Street
Suite 300 South Tower
Denver, CO 80202
United States

Sep 28, 2020 – Sep 30, 2020    10:30am – 6:30pm Live Online Register
Oct 26, 2020 – Oct 28, 2020    8:30am – 4:30pm Chicago, Illinois

Attune, formerly Microtek Chicago
230 W. Monroe
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60606
United States

Oct 26, 2020 – Oct 28, 2020    9:30am – 5:30pm Live Online Register
Nov 30, 2020 – Dec 2, 2020    8:30am – 4:30pm Live Online Register
Course Outline

Part 1: DevOps, Security, and DevSecOps: Definitions

  1. DevOps
  2. Security
  3. Risk
  4. Culture
  5. Agility
  6. Testing
  7. Continuous Integration
  8. Continuous Delivery

Part 2: Where do we start with security?

  1. Risk review
  2. Policy
  3. Roles
  4. Compliance, regulatory and GRC
  5. The Pipeline Model
  6. Exercise A: Value Stream Mapping

Part 3: Security as a DevOps practice

  1. Traditional vs. “DevOps” security
  2. Tools vs. processes
  3. Security, not compliance
  4. Prioritizing testing for risk
  5. Reducing source code footprint
  6. Static analysis for secure code
  7. Feature toggles for security
    • Toggle points
    • Toggle router
    • Toggle configuration
  1. DevSecOps and technical debt management

Part 4: DevSecOps and “requirements”

  1. Designing for security
  2. Assessing risk appetite
  3. Modeling threats
  4. Product architecture
  5. Use cases, antipatterns and abuse cases
  6. Dataflows and trust boundaries
  7. Exercise B: Threat Modeling

Part 5: Secure development patterns

  1. Secure code overview
  2. OWASP review
  3. Tools for automating OWASP
    • OWASP dependency checkers
    • OWASP Zap during regular functional tests
  4. Developer guidelines & checklists
  5. Tools to use
  6. Coding Standards (top 5 languages)
  7. Common pitfalls
  8. Identifying Unsafe Code

Part 6: Security Testing in the Pipeline

  1. Testing before commit
  2. Scanning for secrets
  3. Hook examples
  4. Application security testing
    • Static
    • Dynamic
  5. Testing dependencies
  6. How to treat manual testing
  7. Performance Testing
    • Testing for load
    • Testing for stress
    • Soak tests
    • Spike testing
  8. Testing in parallel
  9. Staging
  10. Mutation testing and tools for performing it
  11. User role testing

Part 7: Identity and Access Management (IAM)

  1. IAM overview
  2. Identity profiles
  3. Using IAM for automation
  4. IAM practices in the cloud
  5. IAM as an application building block
  6. IAM antipatterns
  7. Guided discussion: IAM in a Microservices use case

Part 8: Deployment patterns for security

  1. Canary candidates
  2. Dark launches
  3. Streamlining libraries and dependencies
  4. Keeping packages up to date
  5. Keeping deploys repeatable and reliable
  6. OpenSCAP for scanning baselines before and after deployments
  7. Scanning web server configuration
  8. Database exploitation through applications
  9. Infrastructure scanning
    • OpenVAS
    • NMAP
  10. Scanning web applications
    • W3AF
    • Wapiti

Part 9: DevSecOps and Operations

  1. Where does Ops security begin and end?
  2. Infrastructure as Secure Code
  3. Incident response planning and emergency drills
  4. Release Archives
  5. OS Protections:
    • Address Space Layout Randomization
    • Non-Executable Stacks
    • W^X
    • Data Execution Prevention
    • SELinux
  6. Monitoring, logging and intelligent alerts
    • Splunk mini-tour: A transformative tool for analyzing machine data, operational risk, and application health
  7. Log management
  8. Penetration Testing
  9. Exercise C: Profiling a DevSecOps Hybrid model

Part 10: Policy, Governance, and Audit

  1. GRC review
  2. Coding for compliance
  3. DevOps and the “segregation of duties”
  4. Tooling example: Chef InSpec
  5. Change management and policy
  6. Exercise D: Automated vs. Manual, to comply with Audit requirements

Part 11: Change management and DevSecOps

  1. Three types of “change”
  2. When and why to use CAB boards
  3. Peer review vs. change management
  4. Automating change management
  5. ITIL in 2020

Part 12: Measurement and metrics

  1. The core toolkit of metrics
  2. The best way to institute alerts
  3. Managing alerts
  4. Proactive vs. reactive metrics
  5. Measurement antipatterns

Part 13: More advice on the cultural factors

  1. Security fails and breakdowns
  2. Incentive, fear, and reward
  3. Getting outside IT
  4. How to shift left
  5. Building security in
  6. Cost and the business case for proactive security
  7. Overcoming conventions of the past
  8. Bridging silos – why and how
  9. Exercise E: Rearranging incentives

Part 14: Putting it all together

  1. Class recap and final questions
  2. What will you do differently when you return to work?
Who should attend
  • Anyone in an IT Leadership role
  • CIOs / CTOs /CSO
  • Security Administrators
  • Any Security Staff
  • System Administrators
  • IT Operations Staff
  • Release Engineers
  • Configuration Managers
  • Anyone involved with IT infrastructure
  • Developers and Application Team leads
  • ScrumMasters
  • Software Managers and Team Leads
  • IT Project & Program Managers
  • Product Owners and Managers